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So it turns out my copy of OEM Windows Vista Ultimate is fake. I sorta knew it was when I first got it, but I never tested it to see. I just installed Vista and basically at the install screen it asks me to choose a manufacturer (so it basically does that Paradox crack). Though it didn't work. So I tried to change the CD Key and Register the key that I got with the disc and says it's invalid, go figure.

What I am wondering is if there is something I can do. Is there a place I can go to tell/give the Fake CD to Microsoft and they send me a real one? What are my options?
 
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If I tell them the price I paid for it, which is MUCH less then normal Retail or OEM, will they charge me more money?
 

gonaads

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Possibly, probably. Well then don't tell them the true amount you paid, up the amount to a cost close to what M$ is charging for it. All this is moot if they want proof of purchase (sales receipt).
 

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I got a fake XP Pro one time. When I tried to get a legit key from MS, I had to buy the Genuine Advantage XP Pro at full price.
 

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How the hell do you get fake media?

:eek:

And can you not get an educational copy? They usually run a lot cheaper than regular retail/OEM don't they?
 

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And can you not get an educational copy? They usually run a lot cheaper than regular retail/OEM don't they?
never really thought of this. i'm a student and would love a discount on vista premium 64-bit. any info?
 

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I got one - they're tricky to find but they are out there. Mine cost me about £50 for 32-bit Home Premium but because it's a full retail version (as opposed to OEM) my licence is for both the 32-bit and 64-bit so when the SP1 version of Vista was released I installed the the 64-bit version with SP1 intergrated. You can either download this or just get MS to send you the 64-bit media for a small handling charge.

If you're a student or otherwise involved in education, this is definitely the best way to go, it's EXACTLY the same as the full retail 'non-educational' version.
 

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I *think* that in order for Microsoft to provide a significantly reduced-priced copy of Genuine Windows, you have to provide information about the source of your non-Genuine Windows, so that they can go after them legally. So you probably have to testify and go into the MGWPP (Microsoft Genuine Witness Protection Program). j/k the last sentence. :laugh:
 

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